Netflix Neglects to Acquire @Qwikster Handle on Twitter

Netflix apparently forgot to check for one very important thing when it announced naming its DVD-rental business “ Qwikster“: the Twitter rights to its new name.

The company never acquired the @Qwikster handle on Twitter, which is currently being used by a man named Jason Castillo, whose profile picture is a grapnic of the Muppet Elmo smoking what appears to be a joint.

Castillo apparently likes sports, but isn’t really focused on studying:

“english about boring as sh** tryin to go to soccer already,” says one tweet. 

He also appears to be distracted by the amount of attractive young women surrounding him, as his tweets mention the presence of ”so manny cute a** gurl(s).” [sic]

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced earlier today that the company is splitting its two services, keeping the streaming service as Netflix and calling its mail order plan the aforementioned ”Qwikster.” In a few weeks, Netflix subscribers who want to continue getting DVDs by mail will have to go to a separate web site.

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